Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Water ingress into boot through seam beneath charge port

Marc Roberts

Member
Jul 9, 2019
548
355
UK
Guess I'm looking for another service centre appointment.

I have water ingress into the little cubby hole on the left of the boot. Just had all the boot lining pulled back to trace the source and as I suspected it's coming in through the charge port and then through the seam beneath it into the boot. Bums.
IMG_20191107_194109_1.jpg
IMG_20191107_194020.jpg
IMG_20191107_193940.jpg
 

Jason71

Active Member
May 8, 2019
2,411
2,153
Shropshire
I guess that's one of the risks of buying a car designed and built in a desert.
I imagine it will be a fairly easy fix though.
The worst part with water leaks is finding the source so you already did the hard part for them
 
  • Like
Reactions: Roy W.

Marc Roberts

Member
Jul 9, 2019
548
355
UK
I guess that's one of the risks of buying a car designed and built in a desert.
I imagine it will be a fairly easy fix though.
The worst part with water leaks is finding the source so you already did the hard part for them
Hope so, can't be too hard. There must be somewhere the water is supposed to go when it gets inside the charge port!
 

Marc Roberts

Member
Jul 9, 2019
548
355
UK
PSA: Don’t look too hard at your Model 3s, they’re probably leaking somewhere...

I have had all the boot lining out today to clear out water from my charge port and boot lid leaks. There is also another leak in the space where the sub fits on the right hand side of the boot, not a serious one, just a drip. The lower section of the boot has holes that water could escape from but are plugged, so the thick insulating pad under the boot liner is waterlogged, I’ve got the entire liner inside to dry out.

I hope Tesla fix the main leaks for me in my Jan appointment, but I bet there are more.
18F6B0B6-9EC6-4308-8146-A5C997091610.jpeg
A66E141E-98AB-4CB6-A9C8-FAE9ACF60CFA.jpeg
 
  • Informative
Reactions: M3DM

Keeper

Member
May 16, 2019
425
244
Surrey GB
I am suspicious too of a leak but mine is a leaking roof! I notice it more when I wash the car with a hose pipe. I saw dampness staining on the trim around one of the seatbelt adjusters and noticed glints of moisture too. It's definitely not a torrent but occasionally the car suffers from faint misting inside and that always reminds me of previous cars I have owned that leaked. I bought a cheap moisture meter from Amazon and did some calibration tests to check that it worked, and it did, and sure enough it confirmed moisture in the carpet. Not much but other areas were completely dry. I'm monitoring the situation so as to be more conclusive. Despite all the rain I haven't noticed any more damp patches anywhere again as yet. I'm reluctant to play a hose on the area that I am suspicious about but I can see that the "rubber" seal between the roof glass is not laying consistently flat and there is a very small opening where the side and cross rubbers join. Any kind of leak is just what you don't need on a car in the UK.
 
Last edited:

Rooster6655

Active Member
May 3, 2019
1,516
524
UK
I am suspicious too of a leak but mine is a leaking roof! I notice it more when I wash the car with a hose pipe. I saw dampness staining on the trim around one of the seatbelt adjusters and noticed glints of moisture too. It's definitely not a torrent but occasionally the car suffers from faint misting inside and that always reminds me of previous cars I have owned that leaked. I bought a cheap moisture meter from Amazon and did some calibration tests to check that it worked, and it did, and sure enough it confirmed moisture in the carpet. Not much but other areas were completely dry. I'm monitoring the situation so as to be more conclusive. Despite all the rain I haven't noticed any more damp patches anywhere again as yet. I'm reluctant to play a hose on the area that I am suspicious about but I can see that the "rubber" seal between the roof glass is not laying consistently flat and there is a very small opening where the side and cross rubbers join. Any kind of leak is just what you don't need on a car in the UK.

This might explain why some cars had moisture marks on the seats on collection
 

uday

Member
Aug 20, 2019
22
13
Surrey

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top